Info from the bank web site:
"10 top reasons why our Free Checking
is better than their free checking.
10. Free companion airline ticket for opening an account.
9. Direct deposit not required to qualify.
8. Your online banking is free.
7. Your debit card is free.
6. Only takes $10 minimum deposit to open.
5. We take care of closing your old account.
4. Friendly, knowledgeable and expert service.
3. Exclusively focused on Greater Boston.
2. When we say free we mean it.
1. All of the above.
OK, so we have a lot of reasons why you should open a checking account with Eastern Bank. But that's only the beginning. You get $50 when you use our Checking Switch Kit to close your old account and an additional $50 if you sign up for direct deposit. Also there are no fees and a whole bunch of other free stuff. Making our Free Checking not only better than their free checking, but better than most anything else you get for free. To open a Free Checking account, you can apply online, call
1-800-EASTERN (1-800-327-8376) or stop by any branch."